Friday, August 12, 2011

Workshop - Seeking - and getting - an archives job

Seeking - and getting - an archives job, October 6-7, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, at the Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR.

Workshop Description:

Job seeking is often a very frustrating process, full of hidden- and not-so-hidden -obstacles. Ever wondered what is going on in the minds of the recruiters? Want to make sure your application gets the consideration it deserves?

This workshop will focus on the job search process: from preparing application materials to writing interview thank you notes, with an added emphasis on crafting application materials and interviewing. The workshop is intended for both archivists new to the profession and archivists who want to brush up on their job seeking skills.

This two day workshop (October 6-7; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) is pre-approved for ten (10) Archival Recertification Credits.

Access is limited to thirty (30) so please register early. Registration cost is $40.00.

Workshop sponsored by Northwest Archivists, Inc. and the Oregon Historical Society.

More information and online registration: Seeking - and getting - an archives job

And on a more personal note: if you have any questions about the workshop, please feel free to contact me directly. I’m willing to help you seek out crash space if you don’t live in Portland, and so forth. I see that we’re already down to 27 available spaces and the NWA announcement just went out yesterday afternoon, so apparently we’re not kidding about the register early part! --Arlene

Arlene Schmuland, MA, CA

Associate Professor of Library Science

Head, Archives & Special Collections

Consortium Library

University of Alaska Anchorage